The Second Wind Fund Youth Suicide Prevention is hiring for a Program Director position. Please see this flyer for more position and application details.
Suicide Prevention Month is happening in September 2021! Please see this flyer containing Ideas For Action, by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
PBS has released Decolonizing Mental Health, a digital series that aims to dismantle racism in mental health care and redress the ways psychiatric illness and health have historically been defined. The series features the transformative work of therapists and individuals of color, including SPRC Program Manager Shelby Rowe.
The Gender Paradox of Suicide: How Suicide Differs Between Men, Women, and Transgender/Gender Diverse Individuals. From Raymond P. Tucker Ph.D. and CAMS
6 Risk Factors for Transgender Suicide. From Alix Aboussouan, Raymond P. Tucker Ph.D and CAMS
Supporting Minority Mental Health in the Workplace
Strategies to Stay Alive: Adaptive Toolboxes for Living Well with Suicidal Behavior
Dying by Suicide in Nursing Homes: A Preventable End of Life Outcome for Older Residents
engAGED Virtual Aging Network Social Engagement Summit (RECORDING): This event brought together national, state and local Aging Network leaders for an interactive discussion and dialogue on social engagement and social isolation. The Virtual Summit featured creative solutions for addressing social isolation to spur ideas for replication at the local level and spotlighted national resources and initiatives to support social engagement efforts.
Falls Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 20-24, 2021! Use this free toolkit from the National Council on Aging to promote your falls prevention efforts on social media, in the press, and with policy makers.
"Fire and Falls Prevention" webinar series begins September 1, 2021 from 11 am-12pm MT. Speakers will share lessons learned from their experience partnering with EMS and fire departments to prevent falls.
Youth & Young Adults
Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism (YAASPA): YAASPA is a Socio political youth development organization that co-creates experiences with minoritized youth in deconstructing the world from mental health and racial battle fatigue, to the reevaluation of school policies while bringing attention to the social science possibilities students can embark on post high school.
Suicide Prevention Collaborative Wins National Award for Building Suicide Prevention Programs to Assist Veterans and Their Families. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the VA Patient Safety Center for Inquiry Suicide Prevention Collaborative (PSCI-SPC) and their community partners, including the University of Colorado College of Nursing, for implementing programs to reduce suicide among thousands of Colorado military veterans, their families and survivors.
Lethal Means Safety
Recruiting participants: Firearm owners (or family members) in Colorado or Washington state are invited to participate in confidential interviews as part of a research study about voluntary, temporary out-of-home firearm storage (with a $50 electronic gift card after participation). For questions or to participate, contact email@example.com.
Please see this flyer from Jefferson Center highlighting Lethal Means Safety resources for Suicide Prevention Month in September!
Colorado jails embrace drug program to combat addictions, fatal overdoses
Research: A cross sectional study of non-medical use of prescription opioids and suicidal behaviors among adolescents
The Federal Government is conducting an all-out push to make sure tenants and landlords take advantage of the historic funding for emergency rental assistance to help cover rent, utilities, and other housing costs and keep people in their homes. They are putting out a call to action to government agencies, companies, advocates, nonprofits, the faith community, and more to make sure that renters and landlords are able to take advantage of the relief available to them. Please see this PDF for additional information.